flue pipe
noun Date: 1852 an organ pipe whose tone is produced by an air current striking the lip and causing the air within to vibrate — compare reed pipe

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  • Flue pipe — (Music) A pipe, esp. an organ pipe, whose tone is produced by the impinging of a current of air upon an edge, or lip, causing a wave motion in the air within; a mouth pipe; distinguished from {reed pipe}. Flue pipes are either open or closed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flue pipe — flue′ pipe n. mad an organ pipe having a flue • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • flue pipe — n. an organ pipe in which the tone is produced by a current of air striking the lip of the mouth, or opening, in the pipe …   English World dictionary

  • Flue pipe — Four flue pipes of a diapason rank. A flue pipe (also referred to as a labial pipe) is an organ pipe that produces sound through the vibration of air molecules, in the same manner as a recorder or a whistle. Air under pressure (referred to as… …   Wikipedia

  • flue pipe — noun organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip • Syn: ↑flue, ↑labial pipe • Hypernyms: ↑organ pipe, ↑pipe, ↑pipework * * * noun 1. : a pip …   Useful english dictionary

  • flue pipe — noun 1》 a pipe acting as a flue. 2》 an organ pipe into which the air enters directly without striking a reed …   English new terms dictionary

  • flue pipe — an organ pipe having a flue. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Organ flue pipe scaling — The subject of this article is technical in nature and requires an understanding of organ terminology. This is in the process of being rectified. Many of the terms used here are defined in the pipe organ article. Scaling is the term used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Flue — (fl[=u]), n. [Cf. OF. flue a flowing, fr. fluer to flow, fr. L. fluere (cf. {Fluent}); a perh. a corruption of E. flute.] 1. An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage; esp.: (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flue boiler — Flue Flue (fl[=u]), n. [Cf. OF. flue a flowing, fr. fluer to flow, fr. L. fluere (cf. {Fluent}); a perh. a corruption of E. flute.] 1. An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage; esp.: (a) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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